Fly Longer With Your Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 2

Credit: Alistair Young / flickr.com/photos/ajy/15661674055

You love the time you get flying, but you feel like it is never enough… You want more, right?

Some drones have a flight time of less than 10 minutes, this is often the case with the toy quadcopters, like the Hubsan X4. Which is good, but not professional grade.

A step up from that are the quadcopters like the Parrot AR Drone, which has a flight time of around 10 minutes.

The best drones for sale in 2016 has a flight time of around 30 minutes. An example of this is the DJI Phantom, you can read more about that here.

What can you do to fly longer?

There are actually some tricks  that you can do that will make your drone fly longer

Basically the lighter you make it the longer it will fly.

1 Avoid Bad Weater

Strong wind and rain makes it tougher for your quadcopter to manoeuvre and this will make the battery drain faster. For optimal flying fly when there is little or no wind, and no rain. That way your battery will last as long as possible.

2 Upgrade Your Batteries

Your drones comes with batteries, and there is a chance that they are now not the most powerful choice any more. Have a look online to see if you can find a more powerful version of the battery that was delivered with your quad. This will give you longer flying time.

3 Leave Your Camera at Home

Not the most fun option if you like to take picture, I know. But it is good to know that by removing your camera you will gain a couple of minutes in flying time. Any weight removed means increased fly time.

4 Remove Extras

If you fly without the extra protective gear or the stickers that are on your drone, you will gain extra flying time. Only remove propeller guards if you feel like you are an experienced flyer and will not crash. Skins and stickers can of course be removed, and you will gain a little flying time.

As a last tip you can remember to bring a fully loaded extra battery. So that when it is time to land, you can easily replace your used battery with this one, and you are ready to take off again!

 

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